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business suspected of pushing pills. progress expected this morning on the grand prix race. we'll see the cars speeding around. will we? we'll let you know come the labor day weekend. less than four days to go, a live look this morning where the horses will be learning their positions tonight, all in the wake of getting ready for the 137th preakness. all of that straight ahead on this wednesday morning. good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. megan is out live this morning on assignment. she is at the cathedral of mary our queen, getting ready for the installation of the new archbishop. we'll be checking with her live in a few moments. first let's get a check of the forecast and say good morning to meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning, charley. good morning, everyone. we are starting a new day. it is dryer this morning, that's good news. we did have some showers and thunderstorms that pushed through the area overnight. this is what you're seeing right now on this loop of maryland's most powerful radar. we should stay dry for the morning hours today and then in
the afternoon a chance of scattered showers to pop up in the forecast, maybe even a thunderstorm. right now temperature wise, 64 degrees in aberdeen. good morning, perry hall, you're at 62 and easton coming in right around 63 degrees. so we are mild. these temperatures are above average now for this time of the year. visibility issues, though, this morning. we do have that patchy fog out there because of all that moisture from those storms. now, we only have about six miles reduced visibility in baltimore, five in fredrick, three in york, two in hagerstown and winchester coming in right around five miles of reduced visibility. let's get a check now of our abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren. good morning. reporter: good morning, lynette. as you mentioned, we are dealing with fog this morning, so you might want to turn on those low beams when you do head out. if you are headed out to 95 in white marsh, no delays to talk about, as we check in and take a live look at this brand new time saver traffic feature. it shows you how long it'll take to drive from point a to point b. so if you are heading south in the white marsh area, you're looking at a 14-minute ride from the beltway all the way to downtown baltimore. the beltway everything up to speed. here's a live look in towson.
no delays to talk about at york road. you're looking at a nine-minute ride on the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. here's a look at the beltway in pikesville, green spring avenue, not too many cars out there just yet, so it will be an easy ride as you make the drive down towards interstate 70. we are dealing with ongoing construction on the jfx so one lane is still blocked in both directions at 28th street. no backups as of yet. it will be an easy ride heading into the city. and if you are heading through the harvard tunnel, no delays to talk about. here's one of the live looks just north of child street. everything up to speed. fort mchenry tunnel also going to be clear. that's a look at your abc 2 news time saver traffic. charley, over to you. some people believe have been pushing pills. it's a story abc 2 news investigator josie sisterman has been working on since december as part of our "bad medicine" investigation. take a look. reporter: people who work in the beltway professional building on york road have is felt something wasn't quite right since a new tenant move inside last fall.
yesterday their suspicions were raised even higher after d.e.a. agents raided the building. baltimore county police confirm their officers and the d.e.a. were there as search warrants were served on healthy life medical group. they're on the 1100 block of york road right off 695. now, people who work in that building have long suspected the facility might be a pill mill because they've seen traffic and out-of-state car that is pull in, make a visit and hit the highway. an abc 2 news investigation found another company with the same name, another office that was closed down along rochester town road. two doctors who worked at that healthy life medical group had their licenses suspended after the state board found they were prescribing high doses of narcotics without getting any medical history and despite red flags like patients only paying with cash and coming from out of state. now, patients who visited the lutherville timonium healthy life tuesday were greeted with police, to the relief of some who work in that complex. >> the first night i was
worried. my patients, my staff, and my community i think are going to be safer now. reporter: baltimore county police would not release any additional details about anything about arrests or the investigation, calling this a d.e.a. matter. we're going to continue following this story. we'll have updates on abc 2 and abc2news.com throughout the day. josie sturman, abc 2 news. two young boys admitted to accidentally shooting mona turnage in march and hiding her body. they'll learn their fate at the juvenile justice center in baltimore. today the maryland house will discuss and possibly vote on a pam of budget measures that have been -- package of budget measures approved yesterday. it'll increase income taxes on those earning $100,000 a year and splitting pension costs with local governments over the next four years. they also passed a tax increase on tobacco products other than cigarettes as part of the package. the this sets the stage for the final session that could potentially wrap up today.
the new team behind the baltimore grand prix will discuss whether to bring the race back to baltimore at a conference later this afternoon. michael andretti, former president and racer of andretti sports will talk about the race, including ticket sales, marketing initiatives. the city's board of estimates is expected 0 to approve a five- year contract with his group today this. is the third organization the city has put in charge of the baltimore grand prix. and a live look at pemlico, the second leg of the triple crown will be taking place. head there this morning for sunrise over the old hilltop. that starts at 6:00 this morning. you can get 20-minute tours and get an insider's perspective on the race. these run from 6:00 to 9:00 in the morning and at 2:30, bodemeister will be arriving at the stables tonight. horses will know their starting positions with post positions being drawn at 6:00. a race today for younger staff. the 46th annual preakness fall
cop is noon at harrison park. all ages are welcome to come take part and trophies given out to the first through the fourth placed finishers. lynette, hide your eyes. seems eating healthy foods does more than just keep your healthy weight. the dangers of eating too much sugar. why it could have serious affects of your performance on the job. also a rough ride for some people in texas who had to be rescued from the flooding roads. lynette. >> all right, charley, you don't need the umbrella this morning, but you're going to need to keep it close by. i'll tell you when you're going to need to use it again. those details coming up. reporter: fortunately no delays here on the beltway in pikesville. i'll show you what 95 and the jfx look like coming up in my abc 2 news time saver traffic report. you're watching "good morning maryland."
making many roads impassable. but as you know, that didn't stop some drivers from still giving it a try. lynette, this is something we absolutely say don't do. >> do not do, but people always do it, it never fails. as we look at the big picture, charley, we look at texas and texas is drying out nicely. they could get some scattered showers popping up along the gulf coast as they go throughout the day. that's going to be happening as we go up the southeast and also the northeast coast across the area. but for us right now we are looking at dry conditions, the showers and storms basically pushed out. we will get some sunshine in here as we go throughout the day. then by the afternoon a cold front pushing through could be bringing us some more scattered showers. but right now temperatures are mild. 59 degrees in talson and 46 in joppa. sparrow's point coming in right around 63. let's get a look at abc 2 news time saver traffic. some patchy fog out there to talk about. reporter: yes, lynette. it might be a good morning to turn on the low beams when you do head out. it's going to be foggy across the region. no delays on 95 moving through the white marsh area.
when you travel through the fort mchenry tunnel, no delays there as well. it will be nice and clear on 895. here's a look at just north of child street, nice and clear. if you are traveling on the jfx, we do, of course, have all that ongoing construction that's blocking one lane in both directions at 28th street. but here's a live look just north of the beltway at harrisburg expressway. no congestion as of yet. but later in the morning, you might want to stick with charles street instead. that is a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. charley, over to you. it is starting to get hotter outside, that means you'll be spending more time in the sun. new this morning a breakdown of the best sunscreens that you can buy to protect you and your family. also this morning, megan. reporter: we are live outside the cathedral of mary our queen where there be an installation of a new archbishop here in baltimore william lorie. we'll hear from him when we come back. a beautiful day across the area. thank you for waking up with us.
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with a preview of the upcoming ceremony. reporter: charley, it was about five years ago that edwin cardinal o'brien went through the exact same thing. i was out here that fall day and it was such a beautiful ceremony, really, really breathtaking. the same thing is going to happen today, a huge crowd, as you said, expected. look at this. they have the area roped off for about 2000 people. we're talking about 400 priests, 80 bishops, four cardinals. our new archbishop, his parents are going to be here as well to see their son william lorie become the 16th archbishop to lead the oldest archdiocese in the country. while this all becomes official today, last night is when things got started at the ba sillic a. lorie was introduced by edwin cardinal o'brien and talked about what he's looking forward to in this new position. >> i would like to express my gratitude, profound gratitude to pope benedict xvi who has entrusted me with the stewardship of this great and
historic archdiocese of baltimore. reporter: we just mentioned about 2000 people will be out here. you do need tickets to attend the event. if you do have a ticket, you can show up here at 11:00. everything starts at 2:00 and then the proceedings will begin at 1:30. so just keep that in mind, especially if you're driving around this area. it is going to be quite a beautiful event to see, but also very crowded. charley, back to you. >> megan pringle live this morning. thanks a lot. lauren, as megan just mentioned, traffic will be a bear around there this afternoon and leading up to it. but this morning people want to know what to expect getting to work. reporter: this morning, charley, we're not dealing with too many difficulties. it is foggy out there so do expect reduced visibility across the region. traveling through the harvard tunnel, it's going to be nice and clear. this is a look just north of child street. not too many cars out there just yet. fort mchenry tunnel will be clear. if you are using the jfx to get into the at this, you do want to watch out for all that ongoing construction that continues to block one lane in both directions at 28th street. headed out on the harrisburg
expressway, here's a live look just north of the beltway. no delays to talk about. but as the morning progresses, you might want to stick with falls road or even charles street instead because of all that construction-related delays. out on the beltway, no problems to talk about. but, first, here's a live look at 95 just north of the beltway. it will be an easy ride if you're headed down towards 495 and up towards the tunnels. the beltway going to be clear, the west side, 11-minute ride from 7 is 95 down towards 95. that's your abc 2 time saver traffic. here's lynette with a look at the forecast. good morning, lynette. >> good morning, lauren. we are talking about patchy fog out there this morning. we have six miles of reduced visibility now in baltimore, seven in easton, so that's gone downhill, three in york, five in fredrick and two in hagerstown. winchester coming in at 5:00 and only one-mile visibility in culpepper. the moisture content is high, so we are a little bit balmy as you step out the door this morning and this afternoon and then dryer air will begin to filter in. we see these dewpoints in the 60s basically everywhere. upper 50s into winchester and
also hagerstown. temperature wise 64 degrees in baltimore, we are mild. we should be at 52 degrees for this time of the year for our low temperature. but look at the contrast. we see some greens back into the interior. that's where that cold front has already passed through the area, bringing in some is cooler, dryer air and we will begin to feel this as we go through tonight, the overnight into tomorrow. satellite and radar picking up on the showers and thunderstorms that's basically pushing out to the sea right now, out into the atlantic, and we are going to get some dryer air in here, in terms of not a lot of showers, but as we go into the afternoon, that cold front moves through and that's why we have a chance for some scattered showers, some storms popping up. there's that cold front right there that will begin to move through maybe 4:00, maybe your rush hour could be wet as we go into the evening, afternoon time frame. and then by friday lots of sunshine in the forecast, even on thursday, and that will continue even as we go through the weekend. but here's your hour-by-hour forecast for today with that temperature coming in at 85 degrees. it's going to be much warmer
than yesterday. humidity out there and awesome weather as we head towards the preakness. charley. health news for you this morning, another reason to consider cutting back on sugar. a new study finds too much of the sweet stuff could be bad for your brain. high fructose corn syrup had a difficult time finding their way through a maze. the sweetener is found in soda, baby foods and processed snack foods. health experts say the average american consumes 40 pounds of high fructose corn syrup during a calendar year. people who have a bachelor's degree or higher live about nine years longer than those who don't graduate from high school. researchers say highly educated people tend to have healthy behaviors and more acto medical care. poor people sometimes live a less healthy lifestyle and also have is less healthy food and that places a lot of stress on them physically. the best sun is protection
is is a broad-brimmed hat and some clothing. doctors want to make sure you slather on the sunscreen. what are the most effective and safe ways? according to the 2012 sunscreen report released today by the environmental working group, about 25% of sunscreens are effective and safe to us. sunscreens that don't cut are those that contain ingredients like vitamin as, they're lotions rather than sprays and have an sfpf between 15 and 50. they also protect against uva and uvb sun rays. we posted a link to our website to help you determine the best sunscreens for you and your family, abc2news.com, you'll find it underneath the health section is. it seems like there's a pill for just about everything. now researchers at yale university say a drug could help prevent people from getting drunk, thereby reducing the number of deadly drunk driving accidents. the drug wants the effect of alcohol and the central nervous system is. more research will be done on this in the coming weeks and
months. leaving hollywood and heading for d.c. tomorrow. she's not coming to schmooze the politicians but talking about one of her passions in life. we'll have the itinerary in a little while. the wife of the ousted syracuse coach bernie fine speaking out today. why her lawyers say she feels a need to talk to the media. you're watch -- waking up to what's new in baltimore. "good morning maryland" returns in just a moment. news time 5:21. 3q
news time 5:24. a news conference is happening today for the wife of former syracuse assistant basketball coach bernie fine. lori fine's lawyer says she is now speaking out, telling her side of the story. bernie fine is accused of abusing two former ball boys and she's accused of knowing about the whole thing. we could see the daughter of john edwards take the witness stand as early as today. it's still not known to what she'll testify at his trial. it's also unclear if edwards or his mistress, rielle hunter will take the stand before the defense wraps up its case. add two more states to mitt romney's win column. he has picked up the endorsement of nebraska and
oregon republicans. romney has all but clinched his party's nomination and is well on his way to winning the delegates he needs for the overall presidential nod from the republican party. president barack obama is awarding an army specialist with the medal of honor today. specialist leslie sabo, jr. will receive the honor posthumous for his actions in combat while in cambodia. he served as a rifleman in the 101st airborne division. betty white is head to go d.c. to see the donkeys and elephants, but not those roaming on capitol hill. she's with smithsonian officials to talk about her love of animals and career. she'll also be signing her book. friday she's giving a private tour of the national zoo to see their research efforts going on behind the scenes. sports for you now, no rest for those o's. they're in first place, still tied with tampa, but now gotta get ready for the kansas city royals. first pitch tonight it's going to be 7:05. but last night they secured the split with the new york yankees. chin pitched seven innings,
four hit balls, striking out four. adam jones had a home run to take down c.c. sabathia. final score last night 5-2. chin picked up his fourth win, the first by baltimore over the yankees at home this season. he's given up his car in favor of a four-legged option. why one man says he's now decided to become an urban cowboy and wants to encourage others to do the same thing. also, we all have different motivations to lose weight, but why a trip to kings gave him an extra push to lead to a healthier lifestyle. we have a chance for rain this afternoon. i'll tell you if those rain chances stick around for the preakness. those details coming up. reporter: we're off to a foggy start. no delays to talk about here on the west side at liberty road. i'll show you 95 and jfx coming up in my time saver traffic report. you're watching gk quorng maryland." reporter: good morning. topping america's money, the soaring cost of healthcare keeping a family of four healthy this year will cost
almost $21,000, that's an increase of nearly 7% with about 40% now being paid by families themselves. and we're doing better at keeping up with our credit card payments. a smaller portion of accounts was three months or more overdue and the first quarter the average balance of a credit card is higher than a year ago. a few more of us will be traveling this memorial day weekend. aaa expects almost 35 million people to hit the road, 88% will drive, fewer people will take a plane this year than last. and with facebook shares going on sale this friday, how have other tech public offerings fared? well, 10 shares of apple would be worth almost $45,000 today, 10 of amazon would be half as much in about half the time and shares of aol, well, they didn't even keep pace with inflation. that's america's money. i'm rob nelson.
. it is wednesday, may the 16th, good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. megan is on assignment this morning. she'll be previewing the installation ceremony for the new arch bishop william lorie, that's one of the stories we're working on this morning. sheree johnson now with more information in the george zimmerman trial following the trayvon martin shooting. linda stow is is out live this morning getting ready for the second leg of the triple crown and lauren will have a check of your commute. right now let's check in with meteorologist lynette charles for a check of the weather. >> good morning, charley, good morning, everyone. we are looking at maryland's most powerful radar. we had some showers and thunderstorms that moved through the area overnight. with that we did get some severe thunderstorms around calbert county and anne arundel county -- actually, charles county, rather, anne arundel county and pg. that's working its way out of here. not dealing with that this morning. as we go into the afternoon, a